JUBILEE Doctors Cottage

Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 10: BUILT ENVIRONMENT (Physical Plant)
Jubilee (Doctor’s) Cottage
1940 – Present

Jubilee Cottage: North flank, seen from below. [nace_1_055b.jpg]

JUBILEE (Doctor’s) Cottage
1940 – present

TAGS: Jubilee Cottage, Doctor’s Cottage, Silver Jubilee, built environment, Pine Mountain Settlement School, cottages, staff residence, Glyn Morris, Dr. Elizabeth Henderson, teachers, Gerna Campbell, Cora Campbell, interns’ residence

Jubilee (Doctor’s) Cottage was constructed in 1940. The cost of construction was $1606.00 as described in the director’s report of 1941. The building was constructed as a one-story frame building in the style of a “cottage” of the time. A garage/basement is beneath the building and is accessible by a driveway from the Line Fork road which runs in front of the structure.

The interior of the structure is comprised of four rooms and a bath. The inventory describes the house as “adequate for housekeeping.”


Note from 1940 describing several PMSS structures. [II_7_farm_house_304xxx.jpg]

A handwritten note from 1940 indicates that the cottage was built with money collected at the School’s Silver Jubilee of 1938 and was built first as a doctor’s residence and used later (1950) as a residence for staff members.

A progress report of the cottage’s construction was present to the Board of Trustees, c. 1940, by Director Glyn Morris:

C. New Doctor’s House.

Is well underway, with student labor and one outside carpenter. New Doctor has arrived. House is well and attractively located up on slope above the infirmary, across the road from it, between Practice House (Country Cottage) and the poultry sheds which are being demolished. It has a stone basement for furnace and garage, built from stones left from Laurel House — old bricks usable for the chimney. This was much desired by Mr. Morris to relieve the problem of workers accommodations which has been acute for the past two or three years, to help in the present congestion caused by the fire, to offer an added inducement for the doctor’s permanence, to free him for his fullest usefulness.

Residents of the small cottage included Dr. Elizabeth Henderson in the 1940s and the teachers Gerna and Cora Campbell and daughter Barbara in the late 1940s and 1950s. From the 1970s forward it has served as a residence for interns in the Environmental Education program and other workers.

JUBILEE Doctors Cottage

Jubilee Cottage, under construction, 1950. [II_7_jubilee_310a.jpg]


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Jubilee (Doctor’s) Cottage

Alt. Title

Jubilee Cottage ; Doctor’s Cottage ; Doctor’s House ; Jubilee House ;


JUBILEE Doctors Cottage


Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY

Alt. Creator

Ann Angel Eberhardt ; Helen Hayes Wykle ;

Subject Keyword

Jubilee  Cottage ; Doctor’s Cottage ; Silver Jubilee ; built environment ; Pine Mountain Settlement School ; medicine ; cottages ; Line Fork road ; staff residence ; doctor’s house ; student labor ; carpenter ; Infirmary ; Practice House (Country Cottage) ; poultry sheds ; stone basement ; Laurel House ; Glyn Morris ; Dr. Elizabeth Henderson ; teachers ; Gerna Campbell ; Cora Campbell ; Barbara Campbell ; interns residence ; Pine Mountain, KY ; Harlan County, KY ;

Subject LCSH

Jubilee — Pine Mountain Settlement School (Pine Mountain, Ky.) — History.
Harlan County (Ky.) — History.
Education — Kentucky — Harlan County.
Rural schools — Kentucky — History.
Schools — Appalachian Region, Southern.


1940 – present


Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY




Collections ; text ; image ;


Original and copies of documents and correspondence in file folders in filing cabinet


Series 10: Built Environment (Physical Plant)




Is related to: Pine Mountain Settlement School Collections, Series 10: Built Environment (Physical Plant) ; Drs. Emma and Francis Tucker ; Dr. Elizabeth Henderson ;

Coverage Temporal

1940 –

Coverage Spatial

Pine Mountain, KY ; Harlan County, KY ;


Any display, publication, or public use must credit the Pine Mountain Settlement School. Copyright retained by the creators of certain items in the collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.




Core documents, correspondence, writings, and administrative papers ; clippings, photographs, related to Jubilee Cottage;




“[Identification of Item],” [Collection Name] [Series Number, if applicable]. Pine Mountain Settlement School Institutional Papers. Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY

Processed By

Helen Hayes Wykle ; Ann Angel Eberhardt ;

Last Updated

2014-02-04 hw ; 2014-05-10 aae ; 2016-03-09 aae ; 2023-04-05 aae ;



“Jubilee House.” Series 10: Built Environment (Physical Plant). Pine Mountain Settlement School Institutional Papers, Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY. Archival material.